Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Got a question? Ask it online!

SC Williams Library is happy to introduce its new online reference service! We'll be using Meebo, a web-based instant messaging application that allows us to sign on to multiple IM clients at one time, so you can find us on AOL, Yahoo, MSN and GoogleTalk. This service will be available at the following times*:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Wednesday: 9am to 10pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm

Or, just add us to your friends list to see when we're online! Our screenname is scwLibrary on AOL, Yahoo, MSN and GoogleTalk, and on MSN.

Don't have an instant messaging account? Sign up for a screenname on one of the following services to chat with us:

AOL Instant Messenger
MSN Messenger
Yahoo Instant Messenger

(*Unless we're off helping a student, or doing a library orientation, or in a meeting... Well, you get the point! Mostly, we'll be there during those hours...)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

NJ Free Transit Week

From September 17-23, anyone with a college student ID can ride NJ Transit buses, trains, AND light rail for free!

And that's not just Jersey colleges, either. ANY college. New York, Pennsylvania... Los Angeles... anywhere.

All you've got to do is print out this coupon, and show it (with your school ID) to bus drivers/train conductors/etc. to ride FREE!

The link:

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Weren't we just talking about QandANJ? (Why yes, we were... We mentioned it in our last post!)

Well, turns out they have a nifty new commercial airing on MTV, as well as up on YouTube. We just thought we'd share...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Get a NJ Public Library Card Today!

Did you know that as a Stevens student or faculty member you are eligible for a Hoboken Public Library card?

Hoboken Public Library, located on the corner of 5th Street and Park Avenue (across from Church Square Park), is a great place to check out popular reading, as well as audio-visual materials such as movies and audiobooks.

For more information on how to apply for a card, click here, or check out the HPL website.

Also, once you have a New Jersey public library card, you can access JerseyClicks, New Jersey's statewide research portal that features federated searching of full-text databases, as well as QandANJ, a free service that provides 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week reference assistance.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Source of the Week: Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery

This report from the National Science Foundation describes "the various challenges and opportunities in the complementary areas that make up cyberinfrastructure: computing systems, data, information resources, networking, digitally enabled-sensors, instruments, virtual organizations, and observatories, along with an interoperable suite of software services and tools. This technology is complemented by the interdisciplinary teams of professionals that are responsible for its development, deployment and its use in transformative approaches to scientific and engineering discovery and learning. The vision also includes attention to the educational and workforce initiatives necessary for both the creation and effective use of cyberinfrastructure." Read more...>>